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16 and 18 Inversioned

16 and 18 Inversioned


Postby soulminer » Thu May 24, 2012 6:16 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein

Date walked: 24/05/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

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Set off early with a few ideas in mind- Bidean,or Beinns Udlaidh and Bhreac-Liath. An easy enough drive up, casting a glance towards Cruach Ardrain et-al they were a little foggy :o
Well- :idea: why not Ben More and Stob Binnien if its foggy here then there is a chance the sun is shining above :wink:
Parked up, readied and off.I had never summited Ben More up this route before. The first time from the Balquidder side on a linear walk, the second -through the forrest track after an ascent of Sgiath Chuil. Virgin territory today.

A little way up from the style;

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Pea-soup :lol: ;

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Cranked up the pace till I reached the gate- lying open, cheers farmer :thumbup: Set off into the mirk and mire. It has been said this is a bit of a grunt- straight up the front, but It didn't seem to bad to me. Maybe it was my expectation of the conditions above me that tainted my thoughts at the time :wink:

A look back;

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A look ahead, possibitlities :wink: ;

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I only had a shirt and a Paramo vest on today, the shirt had to come off as I enter the realm of the sun 8)

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Now i am 'running' up so as to catch the views before they disappear- not that that is going to happen, mind games eh !!

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Maybe I was right after all, seems to be breaking up;

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No more photos,just get to the summit sonny and enjoy the views :lol:


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Spent a little time at the summit enjoying the slight breeze, the off to No 2 for the day. The temp was fairly rising, and I was glad I had opted for the early start.

A view from the bealach;

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Head down for a time, and tabbed my way up. no messing about today -too warm on ascent, get up for the breeze :)

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Looking damn fine up here today :D ;

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Had to leave unfortunately, I could have spent an age messing about taking photos and drinking it all in 8) .
Headed to the bealach and down to the huge rock. made my way down behind it traversing to any dry areas I could find with the top of the forest as my guide.

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Made the track end- a bulldozed disaster :shock: and casually ambled for a bit.Changed my vest for a t-shirt and just slowly jogged back out. Met a few people on the track heading into the 'sauna' that was the corrie. Hope they were carrying enough water, they were going to need it !!
Last edited by soulminer on Thu May 24, 2012 9:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby dooterbang » Thu May 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Superb :)

Did these twice and never seen a thing...so thanks for showing me.
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby pigeon » Thu May 24, 2012 6:44 pm

Best pics i've seen from these Soulminer,superb :thumbup:
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby Scotsman2012 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:03 pm

Did these 2 today as well so I might have been one of those you met - I'll post my pics on a separate thread and you can see if you recognise me from my summit pics :thumbup:
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby madasa mongoose » Thu May 24, 2012 8:21 pm

Stunning photos! Cloud inversions rock! :D
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby doogz » Thu May 24, 2012 8:23 pm

Niiiice indeedy :clap:

Will it be as good tomorrow ....we will find out in under 12 hours

Great photos mate

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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby dogplodder » Thu May 24, 2012 8:35 pm

These photos are fabulous and I hope I get a day like that when I climb these two! :D

My only complaint is there's nae mutts. :(
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby soulminer » Thu May 24, 2012 9:18 pm

Scotsman2012 wrote :
Did these 2 today as well so I might have been one of those you met

I gave advice to a couple of guys about the tree and the boulder, was that you ? :lol:
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby soulminer » Thu May 24, 2012 9:25 pm

dogplodder wrote ;
My only complaint is there's nae mutts

Far too many sheep and lambs on these two, two sheep and three lambs near the summit ,and plenty on the way down

dooterbang wrote ;
so thanks for showing me.

Nae bother

madasa mongoose wrote ;
Cloud inversions rock

Indeed they do !

Cheers Pigeon

See you @5 Doogz
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Re: 16 and 18 inverted

Postby Scotsman2012 » Thu May 24, 2012 9:37 pm

soulminer wrote:
Scotsman2012 wrote :
Did these 2 today as well so I might have been one of those you met

I gave advice to a couple of guys about the tree and the boulder, was that you ? :lol:


Nope, not me. Probably the two guys I met as I was going up Stob Binnein as they were coming down.
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Re: 16 and 18 Inversioned

Postby katiebryso » Fri May 25, 2012 12:50 am

Great pics indeed, We left Blair Atholl this morning thinking it would be a good day for an inversion. Glad to see we were right, will maybe catch it later on in the year. We had a real scorcher on Wednesday up on Beinn a'Ghlo.
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Re: 16 and 18 Inversioned

Postby jonny616 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:46 am

Fantastic photos 8)
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